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JC Chandor
« on: March 05, 2014, 05:53:00 AM »
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So far he made two solid, but very distinctive films. "Margin Call" - room thriller with ensemble cast, proving that he can write and build tension out of words. "All is Lost" - very technical, specialized film with 30 page long script, where montage was much more important. It looks like, he used limited budgets to his advantage. Not bad for the first two films and the reason I will follow his work.

He began shooting his next film, even before sales of "All is Lost" Blu-ray started. 30 days of photography already passed. More information bellow.


Jessica Chastain-Oscar Isaac's 'A Most Violent Year' Gets U.S. Distribution
via Variety

A24 has acquired U.S. rights to Participant Media’s thriller “A Most Violent Year,” written and directed by J.C. Chandor (“All is Lost”) and starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain.

“A Most Violent Year” is set in New York City during the winter of 1981 — one of the most violent years in the city’s history. The film follows the lives of an immigrant family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities amid violence, decay and corruption.

A24 is planning for a fourth-quarter release. Participant Media and Image Nation Abu Dhabi are co-financing “A Most Violent Year,” which is produced by Before The Door’s Neal Dodson and Washington Square Films’ Anna Gerb, along with Chandor.

FilmNation Entertainment will handle international sales, which will commence at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin.

Participant’s Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King, Joshua Blum, Kerry Orent, and Glen Basner of FilmNation Entertainment are exec producing.
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Re: JC Chandor
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2014, 05:11:34 PM »
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It isn't interview, just JC himself - very down to earth talk about becoming filmmaker. Some highlights: making first feature as 38 year old, some details about previous project collapsing 5 days before shooting (6 years before "Margin Call"), almost giving up on features after that, not being stubborn and focused enough, writing low-budget film and using budget as advantage, simultaneous theatrical and video-to-demand release and implications of than on award considerations.



Overall it is hard not to like this guy.

btw. "A Most Violent Year" is in post production already.
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Re: JC Chandor
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2014, 01:38:11 AM »
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making first feature as 38 year old,

My new hero.
under the paving stones.

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Re: JC Chandor
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2014, 11:06:52 AM »
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First Look at JC Chandor’s A Most Violent Year
via Awards Daily

The year is 1981 and Isaac and Chastain play married couple Abel and Anna. He’s a “principled businessman” but finds himself needing to get his hands a little dirty as his gas company runs up against the criminal underworld. Luckily, Chastain’s Anna is no demure housewife and may just do what needs to be done when her husband gets cold feet. “There are certain things Abel won’t do, so she thinks maybe she has to,” Chastain tells EW of her character.

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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2014, 11:37:21 AM »
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J.C. Chandor To Helm ‘Deepwater Horizon’, Gulf Oil Rig Explosion Survival Tale
via Deadline

Margin Call writer-director J.C. Chandor is in talks to next helm Deepwater Horizon, the big-scale drama being mobilized by Lionsgate, Summit Entertainment and Participant Media for a winter shoot. The drama focuses on the April 20, 2010 explosion of the oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico that caused a massive offshore oil spill that created the second-largest U.S. environmental disaster. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are producing. Matthew Michael Carnahan wrote the most recent draft.

The film took root at Summit and Participant two years ago, when they acquired feature rights to The New York Times article titled “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour,” published on December 25, 2010 and written by David Barstow, David Rohde, and Stephanie Saul. There was a heavy bidding battle for the property. Summit and Participant Media teamed on the deal and Matthew Sand wrote the first draft. The rig was owned and operated by Transocean and drilling for BP in the Macondo Prospect oil field about 40 miles southeast of the Louisiana coast. The movie isn’t a morality tale as much as it is the survival story and the courage shown by those who worked on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. More than 100 were on the rig when things turned bad. Despite their attempts to prevent disaster, the rig blew, and the explosion killed 11 workers and injured 16 others.

Chandor is coming off the one-man survival tale All Is Lost with Robert Redford. That film cost $9 million, but this will be a much bigger undertaking and it’s a step up for the director. Chandor is currently completing A Most Violent Year with Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain for A24 and FilmNation and Participant Media.

While Di Bonaventura and Vahradian have spent the last few years blowing stuff up with Transformers and other tentpole pics, this is their second fact-based hero project. They just set Scott Cooper to direct a fact-based feature about the Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighter crew that perished in a wildfire that blazed near Prescott, AZ in June 2013. Only one of 19 members of the elite firefighting crew survived while fighting the Yarnell Hill wildfire, the largest loss of firefighters since 9/11 and the greatest loss of wild-land firefighters in 80 years. Black Hawk Down‘s Ken Nolan is writing that one.
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Re: JC Chandor
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2014, 07:09:06 AM »
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Fantastic.You are my idol.Make me for good idea.
Just to do it.

 

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